Engaging Science primary science scheme of work
The Engaging Science primary science scheme of work is based on the principles that:
- Science is best taught through practical sessions and investigation
- Pupils should be encouraged to think both scientifically and creatively
- Curiosity, wonder, humour and even disgust are emotions that build engagement in science
- Science should take advantage of the many opportunities the outdoor environment offers to learn science in context
- The teaching of science should be rigorous and ensure that pupils of all abilities make progress
- Assessment in science should be based on what pupils demonstrate they can do in lessons rather than on tests.
The scheme contains
- Detailed, differentiated lesson plans to support non-specialist teachers
- Step by step instructions for many practical activities
- Optional environmental topics that make good use of the outdoor environment
- Resources for teaching
- An assessment system to help teachers track progress
- “Points to Ponder”, philosophical questions based on the units that encourage thinking and discussion
- Links to online videos that help pupils’ understanding and broaden their experience
- Strong literacy, numeracy links
- Effective use of information technology including the new requirement on the use of data loggers
The Engaging Science scheme meets the needs of the 2014 National Curriculum and was developed with support fromBalsall Common Primary School, Chapel Fields Junior School, Cranmore Infant School, Kineton Green Primary School, Saint Alphege Infant School, Saint Patrick’s CofE Primary Academy and Streetsbrook Infant and Nursery School.
The scheme costs £75 for Key Stage 1, £75 for Year 3 and Year 4 and £75 for Year 5 and Year 6. If you do not wish to purchase the whole scheme, individual units are also be available to download.
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